The year 2002 saw the launch of Avantair. It is one of the rising names in the field of business aviation. Avantair is an exclusive fractional provider of the Piaggio Avanti
P.180. In fact, the Unique Selling Point [USP] of Avantair is that its entire fleet is represented by this one single engine aircraft.
The business aviation market was ruled by stiff competition at the time of the launch of Avantair. There were numerous firms, each offering similar services. In such a scenario, the management realized that they would have to offer the potential customers something unique in order to grab a pie of the market share. The decision to go in for a single model of aircraft was born out of this realization.
The Piaggio Avanti P.180, also known as the ‘Ferrari of the Sky’, are the world's fastest turboprop.
fractional ownership of an aircraft, you are bound to pay for the fuel
cost. With fuel prices scaling new heights with every passing day, the
cost of flying is also registering an increase. While the Piaggio Avanti P.180 offers a speed of 450 mph, it consumes less fuel than its peers. Thus, Avantair offers
the best possible option for those who are looking for a cost-efficient alternative.
Freedom from hourly charges: Usually,
in a fraction program, the owner has to pay a fee on hourly basis for
the aircraft that is used. This charge is in addition to the monthly
management fees charged by the firm. It is difficult to estimate the
exact number of hours that you will be flying in a month. Hence, the
cost for the same is subject to wide fluctuations. Avantair has
integrated these fees into the fixed management cost charged by it.
Thus, hourly charges are eliminated and customers are provided with
hassle free pre-fixed monthly charges.
Single aircraft: Passengers
of fractional programs are aware that many a times they are not able to
travel through their chosen aircraft. In fact, they are often made to
use aircrafts, which are relatively inferior to their fractionally
owned aircraft. However, this issue does not arise with Avantair as
they use only a single type of aircraft.
Amenities: Flying in Avantair's Piaggio
Avanti P.180, will allow you to experience luxuries like oversized,
swiveling and reclining Italian leather seats complete with individual
lighting, retractable tables and electrical outputs for laptops. The
aircraft is also fitted with a 44 cubic feet external cargo compartment
and a large internal closet. Sound-dampening interior is fitted in the
cabin. Hence, you can be assured of a quite and peaceful journey.
Safety is of paramount importance as far as Avantair is concerned. The
pilots receive in-house training which comprises ground as well as
simulator instruction. In addition, the pilots are also trained in
first-aid, safety and CPR. The safety factor also gets a bolster
because of the fact that the management of Avantair consists of pilots.
Hence, they are well versed about the safety aspect. They are also in a
position to provide in-sights about the issues that are likely to be
faced by the pilot and the kind of training that is required to cope
with such situations.
has only one model of aircraft – the Piaggio Avanti P.180. It already
has 11 aircrafts in its fleet. The company management states that they
have placed order for 56 more aircrafts of the same model.
will never look at turbo-props the same after your first flight and
quick arrival. Avantair is slowly gaining market share,
especially in the regional US market.